Saturday, December 18, 2010
Now, you will be able to look through walls and click images of everything you cannot see. Your camera will essentially have x-ray vision for it will be able to snap images around corners. A team of US scientists at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab have created a prototype that collects tiny bits of light that bounce off objects that are located around corners. Then, laser light is used to illuminate a scene that we cannot see with the naked eye.
The camera can be used in search and rescue operations since "It's like having x-ray vision without the x-rays", said Professor Ramesh Raskar, one of the team members who helped developed this technology.